Fossil Free Your Life – Participate in our monthly Eco-Challenges!oct-eco-challenge

Throughout 2016, 350 Colorado is rallying supporters to take part in a monthly Eco-Challenge designed to start us on a path to a Fossil-Free lifestyle.  Join the movement and participate with us!  Each Eco-Challenge is designed to be an easy and fun way to remind ourselves that each of us CAN contribute and make a difference starting NOW.

Won’t you join us?  Click here to sign up for the monthly Eco-Challenge!


Ditch the junk mail, and more!

Every year, more than 100 million trees are cut to produce junk mail!  

  • And for most of us, the junk leaves the mailbox and heads straight to the recycling bin.  This month, let’s aim to skip that step, and stop junk mail from being sent to us at all.  Boulder’s company Eco-cycle has made the steps easy for everyone to reduce their junk mail.  See below for all the various ways you can stop the unnecessary mail.  
  • And, we challenge you this month to also reduce similar “junk” – receipts, paper towels, napkins, and plastic (saran) wrap.  

Start today!   


  • Stop the flooding of mail by removing your name from mailing lists: click here!
  • Stop credit card solicitations: call 1-888-567-8688 or visit here
  • No more phone books or catalogs: Opt out
  • Choose the charities you wish to contribute to, and reduce the ones you receive via snail mail
  • Get off ALL direct marketers’ lists, ValpakValassis Direct Mail – Epsilon Data Services > email them with “remove” in the subject line.  Follow other details at Eco-cycle’s website
  • Turn down receipts when shopping – ask for an emailed receipt if possible, or record your total on paper or your phone.
  • Ditch the paper towels and napkins!  Use cloth dish towels, rags, and cloth napkins.  
  • And lastly, ditch the plastic wrap for leftovers and more. Check out Bee’s Wrap for an alternative solution or purchase glass bowls with lids!


BONUS:  Attend a guided tour of the Recycling Center in your local area.  

And here are some resources:

Thanks for participating!

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